The Waag, located on the Nieuwmarkt square, was part of the old town ramparts. It was first named the Gate of St. Anthony, ... More
The Waag, located on the Nieuwmarkt square, was part of the old town ramparts. It was first named the Gate of St. Anthony, built in 1488, which explains the massive towers and the holes in it. In 1614, the gate was no longer part of the front line of defense and a new, wider rampart was built. It had a new function: a weighing house. This was the place where goods were weighed and the building where taxes were levied. In addition to guilds like the guild of surgeons or the bricklayers' guild, a guild of weighers existed. Currently, De Waag also functions as a media center, and a resource for Amsterdam regarding information on healthcare, education, society, and culture.
Multatuli means "I suffered a lot and was used as a pseudonym for the Dutch writer Eduard Douwes Dekker, who
was around more than a century ago during the era of Dutch colonialism. His life experience during this period ...
In 1620 the northern part of the Jordaan welcomed its own church, the Noorderkerk, built in 1620 1623, by Hendrick
de Keyser and his son Pieter. During the Renaissance period the centrifugal geometrical concept of the church was the ...
This show in three dimensions displays the Netherlands as never before. Tour the Netherlands whilst sitting on a moving platform
in the comfort of an aircraft style captain's chair! One can smell the fields of budding bulbs, wave to ...
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